Job Posting: Civil Service Carpenter

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Job Description
Under supervision of the Supervising Dockbuilder of the Staten Island Ferry, does carpentry and repair work in connection with docks, piers, bulkheads and ferry terminals; performs related work.

Does dock carpentry and framing. Repairs docks, piers, bulkheads and ferry terminals. Works as a crew member in operation of pile drivers and floating derricks. Uses hand and power tools when required. Performs other related dockbuilding work as assigned by the Supervisor. May operate a motor vehicle in the performance of assigned duties.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. Five years of full-time experience as a dockbuilder doing pile-driving work from floating pile drivers or floating derricks on docks, piers, bulkheads or ferry terminals or performing other waterfront related dockbuilding work; or
2. Three years of such experience as described in “1” above plus sufficient helper or apprentice experience to make up the equivalent of five years of acceptable experience. Six months of acceptable experience will be credited for each year of helper or apprenticeship experience.
3. Education and/or experience equivalent to “1” or “2” above.
Additional Information
LICENSE REQUIREMENT: Preference will be given to candidates who possess a Motor Vehicle Driver’s License valid in the State of New York.

DRUG TESTING REQUIREMENT: Candidates must pass a drug screening to be appointed. Dockbuilders are subject to random drug and alcohol testing during their employment.

TWIC REQUIREMENT: Once selected for employment at the Staten Island Ferry, federal regulations require that the applicant must either undergo a federal background check as part of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program or already possess a TWIC. The TWIC must be obtained within 30 days of appointment, and be maintained for the duration of employment. For further program information, visit:

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To Apply
Please visit and search for Job ID Number: 530559. For current City employees, please log into Employee Self Service (ESS) at https://hrb.nycaps.nycnet and follow the Careers link. Most public libraries have computers available for use.

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55-a Program
This position is also open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate at the top of your resume and cover letter that you would like to be considered for the position through the 55-a Program.
40 hours/Monday-Friday; plus overtime
Work Location
1 Bay Street, Staten Island, NY 10301
Residency Requirement
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.
POSTING DATE05/02/2022
POST UNTIL05/15/2022